April 1, 2008 Subject:
This writing provides a lot of information and is well referenced. However there are some mistakes which I call for review.
For instance, "It is difficult to reconcile all the sexual pre* eepts which are to be found in the Koran, in accordance with which the husband must embrace his wife at least once a week, while on the other hand, he is strictly required to abstain during menstruation and for eight days before and eight days after, as well as throughout the entire period of pregnancy and nursing, not to speak of the thirty fast-days of Ramasan."
It saddens me to see such wrong information in a great writing. The only thing one is to abstain during menstruation, is the direct contact by both genital parts in men and women. Is it permissible and even favored to enjoy each other by foreplay, kissing and other ways.
In addition, the timeline is for the week of menstruation only. It does not extend to neither eight days before nor after as written here. This is inaccurate information and should be corrected.
One can also have sex during pregnancy as well, as long as it's not harmful to the wife, and it's 'recommended' not to bother her by having it in the last month, unless they both agree to that.
In Ramadan, the couple only abstains from sex during fasting, which is from Dawn to Sunset. After that, they can enjoy themselves all night every night as they like.
I liked how this book is written, but it disappointed me to discover such errors, without any reasonable sources. I now doubt much of the information I read.
Please review and provide scholarly sources that one can depend on.